You have joined us at the web pages for the Hutt Valley Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.  This site provides information for our branch members and also for anyone interested in researching their family history in the Hutt Valley area.


Our Branch generally meets twice a month at the Petone Public Library meeting room, 7-11 Britannia Street, Petone. Visitors are most welcome.

Select Meetings from the menu above for more information, and Coming Up to see our calendar of meeting topics and events.

Want to know more?

Follow the links here or at the top and bottom of this page to find out more about us and how to become a Hutt Valley NZSG Branch member.

You can also read about our news, find back copies of our information-rich Branch newsletters, and see what speakers and topics have been covered at previous meetings.

We hope these pages will provide you with some additional sources to further your family history research, including the resources the Branch holds for members' use in its library at the Heritage Centre, Petone Public Library. We have also included some links that you might find helpful.

Click this link to contact us, or come along to one of our meetings. We would love to share our interest with you.


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Coming Up


Notice of Annual General Meeting 2014 Thursday 8 May, 7.30pm

The Hutt Valley Branch NZSG AGM for 2014 will be held in conjunction with the May Evening Meeting. CLICK HERE for the Branch's audited accounts, minutes from last year's AGM, the nomination form for committee members and office holders, etc.

After the AGM proceedings, Branch member Bob Vine will speak about his grandfather “Sergeant Sydney Vine MM, an English ANZAC who enlisted in Wellington, where he was employed as Chauffeur at Government House. It would seem, he saw a posting on the Western Front as an opportunity to receive free passage to England to marry and legitimise the birth of his first-born, conceived in New Zealand and born in England. Real Mills and Boon stuff!”

Morning Meeting, Thurs 15 May, 10.00am

Stories of Your World War I Servicemen. Members are invited to tell the stories of their family members in World War I (about 10 minutes each).

For more details see our Meetings Coming Up page and also our News page.